Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vegetable Instant Rava Idli


Our saturday breakfast is fixed. It is either Idli Dosa or Idli Dosa or finally Idli Dosa :-) But this weekend somehow I forgot to make the usual batter. Still wanted to have idli only, so thought of making quick rava idli. To make it nutritious, I added vegetables to it, which made it healthier and tasty too. My first encounter with rava idli was in Banglore restaurant, where they serve it with some creamy yellow color gravy (Not remembering what they call it). They used to serve giant size rava idli and even 1 rava idli is enough to satisfy your hunger. To maintain the nutritional value of the vegetables I hopped them finely and steam them only once while making the idli. Cooking vegetables short and fast helps in maintaining their nutritional value.






Ingredients:
  • 2 Cup rava or semolina or suji
  • 1 Cup finely chopped vegetables (carrot, french beans, peas, capsicum)
  • Curd
  • Salt
  • 1-2 tsp fruit salt
  • Oil (for tempering and greasing the idli dish)

For tempering you need:
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • Few curry leafs
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 7 - 10 Broken cashews




Preparation:
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
  • Put all the tempering items in the pan and fry till light brown.
  • Then add rava and fry till light brown.
  • Then take this rava in a separate bowl and add vegitables, salt, curd and make a thick batter.
  • One the other side take idli container or pressure cooker and put 1/2 glass in it and boil it.
  • Once water starts boiling, put fruit salt in the batter and mix nicely and put it in the greased idli stand.
  • Now place it in the boiling water and cook for 7-10 mins as we do for normal rice and lentil idlis.




Tips:
  1. Add fruit salt at the end.
  2. Make thick batter.
  3. If using cooker for making idli, then remove the whistle or weight.

My this preparation goes to Divya's Show me your Breakfast & EFM-June-Breakfast-Series of Me and My Kitchen.

35 comments:

Padma said...

Nice presentation and adding veggies in rawa idli makes it more delicious and healthy...looks great :)

Parita said...

Very nicely presented my dear and adding veggies makes it more healthy too!!

lissie said...

you are so creative...liked the way you made design out of chutney :) very healthy recipe!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks lovely, the chutney decoration is so cute. Are we invited for this breakfast?

Prithi Shetty said...

Lovely ! Ekdum drool-worthy Idlis :)

That side-dish was Potato Sagu - and according to me the best combo with Rava idli.

Subhie said...

Nice presentation..adding veggies..making it more healthy...

Priya said...

LOVELY !!! thats a delicious and healthy idli!

Pooja said...

Lovely veggie idly! And nice presentation too!

Gita said...

Yummy idlis dear...they are healthy too with all the veggies...love your presentation :)

Jyoti said...

Hi Preeti, Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely words! These idlis are really good, I like the way you have presented it. You have a great collection of recipes. Will come back for more!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. Lovely idly!!..Nice presentation.. :)

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog and leading to yours..Liked ur blog too..I tasted this Huge rawa idli for the first time at Adiga's resaurant ,B'ore..Nice presentation
preeti and easy to make..

CHAITRA said...

Instant Rawa idly sounds yummy.Nice presentation.
Drop in sometime to my blog.

Divya Vikram said...

You have a great blog.Thanks for dropping by mine. and thanks for sending your recipe to the event.Rava idly looks lovely.

CHAITRA said...

Thanks for dropping,pls add me in your blog roll.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....nice presentation....ravva idli looks yumylicious....

Prathibha said...

loved ur chutney art dear....I love them absolutely...even i hv posted them in my blog some time back..chk my version when u get time..

kittymatti said...

so cute! the idlis look so sponggy

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yum n delicious!
thanks for ur entry!

Uma said...

ooh, so healthy idlis. looks so yummy and tempting!! Nice presentation :)

Yasmeen said...

Chutney art looks pretty ,veggies in idli is a smart idea :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..Luved those colorful idli's. Nice presentation.Adding veggies makes is extra special and healthy.

Bong Mom said...

Lovely presentation. I have had rava idli but never made at home but my Mom makes rava dosa and I do too

Nags said...

what art on the plate :D my sis makes very good rava idli.. i prefer it to the rice version

Priti said...

Nice idlli and nice click...:)

5 Star Foodie said...

These look scrumptious and what a beautiful presentation!

Nithya said...

Lovely idli and very very artistic presentation.

guess this is my first time to your blog and its absolutely a lovely space you have built. Keep it going. should be here often from now.

Do take a look at my blogs when you find time.

Varunavi said...

Nice presentation,loved it :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow yummy and healthy rava idlis. Nice presentation.

Usha said...

Yum idlis and very lovely presentation!

Red Chillies said...

Could not agree more about the stomach filling with just 1 rava idli :-)) The yellow creamy gravy is called Saagu at least that is what is served as a combination in Karnataka. Looks good!

ARUNA said...

simply superb creation and wat an impressive presentation!!!

Pavithra said...

Hope this is my first visit to your blog.. looks so tempting and also beautiful presentation. Keep going

Preeti Singh said...

Thanku all for visiting my blog....hope to see you all again.

Preety said...

i too made these ones..perfect for instant breakfast